From singing “MVP, MVP”, to booing. That was the transformation of the London crowd during the 25-minute Bellator 281 main event. Logan Storley becomes interim welterweight champion (Amosov, absolute champion, is in the Ukraine war) by defeating, by split decision (48-47, 47-48 and 49-46), Michel ‘Venom’ Page. The displeasure of the public came because the dominance of the American was total… although the cards offered a real equality in sight. LThe local star broke down, was unable to change the course of the lawsuit and the fight was boring. Second defeat for MVP, who is left touched after her.
The fight had the same reading from start to finish. Page trusted his striking. He went out to close gaps and landed important blows, but there they entered Storley’s territory. The American he endured the ‘stick’ that came to him and caught a leg of the Englishman. Once there, he took the fight to the ground and dominated. Simple plan, but difficult to execute… not for Stormey who did it perfectly.
In the fourth round, Stormey’s superiority became much more evident. He left more than 3 and a half minutes to Venom Page send in the striking, but when he wanted he took him to the floor and dominated him. Despite everything, it was perhaps the only assault that went for the British. On the contrary, it happened in the final round, the visitor did not want surprises and as soon as I could, he took the fight to his field. Little history, since Page was unable to change the dynamic and Stormey dominated with just enough. He did what he had to do, without bragging. What it takes to take down the local star and leave London as a champion.